Data communications system

Number of patents in Portfolio can not be more than 2000

United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 4860379
SERIAL NO

07262245

Stats

ATTORNEY / AGENT: (SPONSORED)

Importance

Loading Importance Indicators... loading....

Abstract

See full text

A data communications system utilizes computer control at central and remote locations to provide general data acquisition and control functions as part of a cable television network. The data system includes a central data processor communicating with a plurality of remote data processors, each of which in turn interrogates, monitors and controls a plurality of groups of remote terminal unit. Each terminal unit includes a variety of security monitoring devices as well as other data generating apparatus useful in process control and data retrieval functions. Each terminal unit communicates with its remote data processor concerning the status of the security devices and receives commands from the remote data processor to carry out data acquisition and control functions including controlling access to the cable television network by the terminals. The remote data processors communicate with the terminal units utilizing both time and frequency division multiplexing in a frequency shift key mode. Communication between the remote data processor and the home terminals is preferably on the coaxial cable utilized for transmitting commercial programming for the television network. The central data processor includes a minicomputer interfacing with input/output devices and external data links. Each remote data processor includes a microcomputer having input/output devices attached thereto and interfacing between the minicomputer and the remote terminal units.

Loading the Abstract Image... loading....

First Claim

See full text

Family

Loading Family data... loading....

Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATIONHORSHAM, PA75
GENERAL INSTRUMENT CORPORATION (GIC-4)HORSHAM, PA63

International Classification(s)

  • [Classification Symbol]
  • [Patents Count]

Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bundens, Allan B Carrollton, TX 5 1107
Schoeneberger, Carl F Carrollton, TX 12 2252

Cited Art Landscape

  • No Cited Art to Display

Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (2)
* 2007/0286,187 Apparatus and Method for Simultaneous Multiple Telephone Type Services on a Single Telephone Line 3 2007
* 2011/0279,269 Countdown timer application and method for programmable personal digital devices 1 2011
 
ARRIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (2)
* 5425027 Wide area fiber and TV cable fast packet cell network 161 1993
* 5870395 Wide area fiber and tv cable fast packet cell network 13 1997
 
Advanced Technology Research SA CV (1)
* 5959945 System for selectively distributing music to a plurality of jukeboxes 372 1997
 
SONY CORPORATION (1)
* 5446551 Tape duplicating apparatus 16 1992
 
Lerni Technology, LLC (1)
8463931 Protected distribution and location based aggregation service 1 2011
 
ZENITH ELECTRONICS CORPORATION (1)
* 5052047 Modulator-remodulator with common local oscilator 2 1990
 
Elster Electricity, LLC (29)
* 6088659 Automated meter reading system 390 1998
6700902 Method and system for improving wireless data packet delivery 136 1998
7046682 Network-enabled, extensible metering system 83 2001
6867707 Automated on-site meter registration confirmation using a portable, wireless computing device 98 2002
7119713 Dynamic self-configuring metering network 30 2002
7315162 Reducing power consumption of electrical meters 9 2004
7227350 Bias technique for electric utility meter 11 2004
7262709 System and method for efficient configuration in a fixed network automated meter reading system 25 2004
7239250 System and method for improved transmission of meter data 20 2004
7126494 Remote access to electronic meters using a TCP/IP protocol suite 80 2004
7142106 System and method of visualizing network layout and performance characteristics in a wireless network 11 2004
7301476 Dynamic self-configuring metering network 38 2004
7145474 Dynamic self-configuring metering network 36 2004
7742430 System for automated management of spontaneous node migration in a distributed fixed wireless network 10 2004
7702594 System and method for automated configuration of meters 10 2004
7176807 System for automatically enforcing a demand reset in a fixed network of electricity meters 13 2004
7170425 System and method for creating multiple operating territories within a meter reading system 33 2004
7312721 Data collector for an automated meter reading system 49 2004
7327998 System and method of providing a geographic view of nodes in a wireless network 46 2004
7495578 Multipurpose interface for an automated meter reading device 39 2005
7308370 Using a fixed network wireless data collection system to improve utility responsiveness to power outages 112 2005
7308369 Ensuring automatic season change demand resets in a mesh type network of telemetry devices 10 2005
7545285 Load control unit in communication with a fixed network meter reading system 31 2006
7427927 In-home display communicates with a fixed network meter reading system 58 2006
7505453 Network-enabled, extensible metering system 32 2006
8073384 Optimization of redundancy and throughput in an automated meter data collection system using a wireless network 5 2006
8320302 Over the air microcontroller flash memory updates 3 2007
7417420 Switch to bypass optical diode for reducing power consumption of electrical meters 25 2007
8203463 Wakeup and interrogation of meter-reading devices using licensed narrowband and unlicensed wideband radio communication 10 2009
 
Elster Solutions, LLC (2)
9612132 Optimized data collection in a wireless fixed network metering system 0 2008
8525692 Techniques for limiting demand from an electricity meter with an installed relay 1 2009
 
TECHNOLOGY RIGHTS LICENSING COMPANY, LLC (2)
* 5099319 Video information delivery method and apparatus 321 1989
* 5283639 Multiple media delivery network method and apparatus 490 1991
 
COORS GLOBAL PROPERTIES, INC. (1)
* 5387339 High efficiency liquid filtration system and method for using the same 20 1993
 
T-REX PROPERTY AB (1)
* 2009/0046,034 Digital Information System 0 2008
 
ACTIVEVIDEO NETWORKS, INC. (23)
* 5220420 Interactive home information system for distributing compressed television programming 394 1991
* 5526034 Interactive home information system with signal assignment 283 1993
* 5594507 Compressed digital overlay controller and method for MPEG type video signal 111 1994
* 5485197 Carousel display 507 1994
* 5557316 System for distributing broadcast television services identically on a first bandwidth portion of a plurality of express trunks and interactive services over a second bandwidth portion of each express trunk on a subscriber demand basis 108 1994
* 5587734 User interface for selecting television information services through pseudo-channel access 92 1994
* 5883661 Output switching for load levelling across multiple service areas 61 1995
* 6100883 Home interface controller for providing interactive cable television 181 1996
6305020 System manager and hypertext control interface for interactive cable television system 115 1997
* 6034678 Cable television system with remote interactive processor 103 1997
* 6064377 Subscriber directed simultaneous multiple signal presentation for interactive cable television system 66 1998
6205582 Interactive cable television system with frame server 175 1998
* 2005/0114,906 System for interactive television 27 2004
9355681 MPEG objects and systems and methods for using MPEG objects 0 2008
9042454 Interactive encoded content system including object models for viewing on a remote device 1 2008
9021541 Streaming digital video between video devices using a cable television system 0 2011
9077860 System and method for providing video content associated with a source image to a television in a communication network 1 2011
9204203 Reduction of latency in video distribution networks using adaptive bit rates 0 2012
9123084 Graphical application integration with MPEG objects 0 2012
9219922 System and method for exploiting scene graph information in construction of an encoded video sequence 0 2013
9294785 System and method for exploiting scene graph information in construction of an encoded video sequence 0 2014
9326047 Overlay rendering of user interface onto source video 1 2014
9788029 Intelligent multiplexing using class-based, multi-dimensioned decision logic for managed networks 0 2015
 
COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (7)
* 5990927 Advanced set top terminal for cable television delivery systems 593 1993
* 5798785 Terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 771 1993
6408437 Reprogrammable terminal for suggesting programs offered on a television program delivery system 248 1997
9009773 Method and apparatus for providing broadcast data services 1 1998
7571457 Advanced set top terminal with electronic mailbox for cable television delivery systems 12 1998
8347345 Television terminal modem 0 1999
8276183 Television terminal data storage 1 1999
 
LEMI TECHNOLOGY, LLC (7)
* 2010/0015,991 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALLING A GEOSOC 24 2008
8504073 Customized content delivery through the use of arbitrary geographic shapes 0 2008
* 2010/0041,419 CUSTOMIZED CONTENT DELIVERY THROUGH THE USE OF ARBITRARY GEOGRAPHIC SHAPES 18 2008
9055037 Protected distribution and location based aggregation service 0 2013
8923889 Customized content delivery based on geographic area 0 2013
9160802 Customized content delivery based on geographic area 0 2014
9424595 Customized content delivery based on geographic area 0 2015
 
ATKINSON, CAREY JOE (1)
* 5550578 Interactive and conventional television information system 222 1994
 
REMBRANDT COMMUNICATIONS, LP (1)
* 2002/0167,949 Apparatus and method for asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) adaptive time domain duplex (ATDD) communication 27 2002
 
SEDNA PATENT SERVICES, LLC (1)
7487525 Method and apparatus for gathering programs watched data 0 1998
 
QUARTICS, INC. (1)
7984474 Method and apparatus for a digitized CATV network for bundled services 0 2002
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II LLC (2)
* 5812786 Variable rate and variable mode transmission system 344 1995
6246695 Variable rate and variable mode transmission system 133 1998
 
LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD. (1)
* 6026492 Computer system and method to disable same when network cable is removed 23 1997
 
DISCOVERY PATENT HOLDINGS, LLC (6)
7835989 Electronic book alternative delivery systems 39 1999
7861166 Resizing document pages to fit available hardware screens 20 1999
7865567 Virtual on-demand electronic book 113 1999
7509270 Electronic Book having electronic commerce features 62 1999
7849393 Electronic book connection to world watch live 48 2000
7865405 Electronic book having electronic commerce features 34 2009
 
Vormetric, Inc. (1)
* 2003/0115,447 Network media access architecture and methods for secure storage 100 2001
 
LG ELECTRONICS INC. (2)
* 7062531 Method for generating house code in home network 8 2002
* 2003/0088,703 Method for generating house code in home network 3 2002
 
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION (2)
* 5283861 Remote control of a local processor console 52 1990
8140679 Method and system for automated session resource clean-up in a distributed client-server environment 1 2009
 
ADREA, LLC (8)
* 5986690 Electronic book selection and delivery system 202 1994
7401286 Electronic book electronic links 79 1999
9053640 Interactive electronic book 2 1999
8095949 Electronic book with restricted access features 21 1999
8073695 Electronic book with voice emulation features 12 1999
7299501 Electronic book selection and delivery system having encryption and security features 14 2001
8548813 Electronic book with voice emulation features 0 2011
9099097 Electronic book with voice emulation features 0 2013
 
LENOVO PC INTERNATIONAL (1)
* 6021493 System and method for detecting when a computer system is removed from a network 33 1997
 
INTELETEXT SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
* 5412720 Interactive home information system 455 1992
 
HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P. (1)
7187906 Method and system for configurable qualification and registration in a fixed network automated meter reading system 13 2004
 
PARADYNE CORPORATION (5)
6580785 Apparatus and method for simultaneous multiple telephone type services on a single telephone line 85 1998
7020266 Simultaneous transmission of an analog pots signal and a digital signal on a subscriber line 5 2002
* 2003/0039,348 Simultaneous transmission of an analog pots signal and a digital signal on a subscriber line 2 2002
7961850 Apparatus and method for simultaneous multiple telephone type services on a single telephone line 0 2005
* 2005/0163,303 Apparatus and method for simultaneous multiple telephone type services on a single telephone line 3 2005
 
U.S. PHILIPS CORPORATION (1)
* 5446918 Cable network and modulator-demondulator arrangement for such a network 48 1993
 
CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC. (6)
* 5235619 Cable television radio frequency subscriber data transmission apparatus and RF return method 256 1990
* 5142690 Cable television radio frequency data processor 191 1990
* 5255086 Method and apparatus for RF data transfer in a CATV system 175 1990
* 5225902 Automatic frequency selection in a bi-directional cable television system 234 1991
* 5826167 Bi-directional cable television system including a UHF filter 34 1997
7246366 System and method for automatically determining service groups in a subscriber network 15 2000
 
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT (1)
* 2006/0161,600 Elective logging 2 2006
 
ECOUSTIX, INC. (1)
* 2004/0075,679 Guest interface appliance 7 2003
 
ROVI GUIDES, INC. (3)
* 5508815 Schedule display system for video recorder programming 290 1995
* 5568272 Schedule display system for video recorder programming 311 1995
5915068 VCR programmer 230 1996
 
Personalized Media PMC Communications, L.L.C. (1)
8060903 Signal processing apparatus and methods 3 1995
 
SALEM ENGELHARD (1)
* 5768375 CATV system 6 1995
 
Solidum Systems Corp. (1)
* 5608662 Packet filter engine 66 1995
 
MOTOROLA, INC. (1)
* 5179373 Information network 35 1990
 
COMCAST IP HOLDINGS I, LLC (43)
* 5734853 Set top terminal for cable television delivery systems 538 1993
* 5659350 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 537 1993
* 5600364 Network controller for cable television delivery systems 976 1993
* 5559549 Television program delivery system 710 1993
* 5600573 Operations center with video storage for a television program packaging and delivery system 540 1994
* 6052554 Television program delivery system 131 1996
6738978 Method and apparatus for targeted advertising 422 1996
* 6160989 Network controller for cable television delivery systems 281 1996
7207055 Bandwidth allocation for a television program delivery system 59 1997
6539548 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 245 1997
6515680 Set top terminal for television delivery system 264 1997
7269841 Digital cable headend for cable television delivery system 9 1997
6463585 Targeted advertisement using television delivery systems 649 1998
7590993 Method and apparatus for gathering programs watched data 71 1998
6181335 Card for a set top terminal 217 1998
7017178 Audio program reception terminal for television delivery system 11 1998
7073187 Menu-driven television program access system and method 26 1998
7669223 Apparatus and method for packaging programs in a television program delivery system 2 2000
9286294 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content suggestion engine 2 2001
8285701 Video and digital multimedia aggregator remote content crawler 4 2001
7793326 Video and digital multimedia aggregator 87 2001
* 2003/0028,896 Video and digital multimedia aggregator remote content crawler 127 2001
* 2003/0028,889 Video and digital multimedia aggregator 280 2001
* 2002/0042,923 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content suggestion engine 85 2001
7836481 Set top terminal for generating an interactive electronic program guide for use with television delivery system 6 2001
8060905 Television delivery system having interactive electronic program guide 28 2001
7770196 Set top terminal for organizing program options available in television delivery system 37 2001
7908628 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content coding and formatting 45 2001
* 2003/0025,832 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content coding and formatting 84 2001
* 2003/0028,890 Video and digital multimedia acquisition and delivery system and method 137 2001
* 2003/0028,884 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content availability notification system and method 74 2001
* 2005/0157,217 Remote control for menu driven subscriber access to television programming 111 2005
* 2008/0235,725 ELECTRONIC PROGRAM GUIDE WITH TARGETED ADVERTISING 107 2008
7930715 Operations center for a television program packaging and delivery system 5 2009
* 2009/0254,962 OPERATIONS CENTER FOR A TELEVISION PROGRAM PACKAGING AND DELIVERY SYSTEM 72 2009
8117635 Method and apparatus for targeting of interactive virtual objects 14 2010
* 2010/0180,296 Method and Apparatus for Targeting of Interactive Virtual Objects 0 2010
8245259 Video and digital multimedia aggregator 3 2010
* 2010/0313,215 VIDEO AND DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA AGGREGATOR 12 2010
8578410 Video and digital multimedia aggregator content coding and formatting 0 2010
* 2011/0085,080 VIDEO AND DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA AGGREGATOR CONTENT CODING AND FORMATTING 0 2010
9078014 Method and apparatus for targeting of interactive virtual objects 0 2011
8621521 Video and digital multimedia aggregator 0 2012
 
SANYO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (1)
* 5481757 CATV terminal device in two-way communication CATV system 24 1993
 
ARRIS ENTERPRISES, INC. (3)
* 5421030 Communications system and method for bi-directional communications between an upstream control facility and downstream user terminals 176 1991
* 5341415 Method and apparatus for sharing of common in-house wiring to permit multiple telephone carriers to serve the same customer 92 1992
* 5544164 Method and cell based wide area network alternative access telephone and data system 88 1994
 
TECHNOLOGIES FUTURES, INC. D/B/A ORION TECHNOLOGY (4)
* 5084903 Modulation and demodulation system employing AM-PSK and QPSK communication system using digital signals 131 1990
* 5528507 System for utility demand monitoring and control using a distribution network 199 1993
* 5805458 System for utility demand monitoring and control 99 1996
* 5818725 System for utility demand monitoring and control 105 1997
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (2)
* 8813142 Methods, systems and apparatus for providing video transmissions over multiple media 0 2004
* 2005/0144,645 Methods, systems and apparatus for providing video transmissions over multiple media 19 2004
 
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC. (2)
7716349 Electronic book library/bookstore system 5 2000
7336788 Electronic book secure communication with home subsystem 26 2000
 
PERSONALIZED MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C. (90)
7856650 Signal processing apparatus and methods 3 1993
7831204 Signal processing apparatus and methods 3 1995
* 8973034 Signal processing apparatus and methods 2 1995
8843988 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7860249 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 8621547 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8558950 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7769344 Signal processing apparatus and methods 4 1995
* 8914825 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
8839293 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8646001 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8572671 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7865920 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7861278 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 7849493 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 7769170 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 9674560 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8893177 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 8584162 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7953223 Signal processing apparatus and methods 3 1995
* 7849479 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7840976 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 7805748 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7797717 Signal processing apparatus and methods 6 1995
* 7783252 Signal processing apparatus and methods 12 1995
* 7784082 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
8559635 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
7856649 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7830925 Signal processing apparatus and methods 5 1995
7801304 Signal processing apparatus and methods 5 1995
* 7752649 Signal processing apparatus and methods 3 1995
* 9038124 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
9210370 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
8869228 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8804727 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 8711885 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8566868 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8395707 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 8112782 Signal processing apparatus and methods 2 1995
8046791 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7926084 Signal processing apparatus and methods 7 1995
* 7827587 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7810115 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7764685 Signal processing apparatus and methods 2 1995
7752650 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 8587720 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8635644 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7861263 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7827586 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7823175 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7814526 Signal processing apparatus and methods 2 1995
7805738 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7734251 Signal processing apparatus and methods 8 1995
* 9294205 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
9043859 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
8869229 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8752088 Signal processing apparatus and methods 6 1995
8739241 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
8713624 Signal processing apparatus and methods 30 1995
* 8683539 Signal processing apparatus and methods 5 1995
* 8675775 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8640184 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8613034 Signal processing apparatus and methods 4 1995
* 8607296 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
8601528 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
8555310 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 8191091 Signal processing apparatus and methods 26 1995
* 7992169 Signal processing apparatus and methods 4 1995
* 7966640 Signal processing apparatus and methods 3 1995
* 7958527 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7940931 Signal processing apparatus and methods 2 1995
* 7908638 Signal processing apparatus and methods 9 1995
* 7889865 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7870581 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7864248 Signal processing apparatus and methods 3 1995
7864956 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7860131 Signal processing apparatus and methods 11 1995
* 7844995 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
* 7836480 Signal processing apparatus and methods 11 1995
* 7817208 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7818761 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7818776 Signal processing apparatus and methods 4 1995
* 7818777 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7818778 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
* 7805749 Signal processing apparatus and methods 4 1995
7793332 Signal processing apparatus and methods 0 1995
7774809 Signal processing apparatus and method 1 1995
* 7761890 Signal processing apparatus and methods 6 1995
7747217 Signal processing apparatus and methods 1 1995
5887243 Signal processing apparatus and methods 303 1995
* Cited By Examiner